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Gerry Lopez - Pocket Rocket

USD$765.00
Australia https://surfsupwarehouse.com.au/product/pocket-rocket-thruster/ New Zealand https://surfsupwarehouse.co.nz/product/pocket-rocket-thruster/

Gerry Lopez - Pocket Rocket

USD$765.00

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POCKET ROCKET // For Indo, Hawaii, or anywhere 4'-8' waves are pumping, the Pocket Rocket would be the main battle board in your quiver. The Pocket Rocket delivers extra speed, maneuverability, and control to make riding the edge a whole lot of fun and not as white knuckled, barely hanging in there exercise. In general, the Pocket Rocket would be anywhere in length from 6'-4" to 8'-0" depending on the rider and where they surf. 

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Surfboard edge:
"Learning how to ride inside the tube at places like the Pipeline, the Ala Moana Bowl and later on at Uluwatu and G-Land taught me the importance of a good hard edge. Rails with no edges don't hold in very well in a steep wall and especially in the tube. A good edge is also key to acceleration and generating speed whether a wave is hollow or mushy. Obviously a soft edge is more forgiving but I've always felt going fast was a better friend than hoping to save a bobbled turn. Not everyone thinks like me and if my rails have too much edge than you're used to... there is always sandpaper. A block and some 400 wet or dry sandpaper can knock down that edge. My recommendation is to give those hard edges a good chance before you resort to sanding them and you might make a new friend... SPEED. Going fast is way better than going slow. Keep paddling!" -Gerry Lopez, Owner/Shaper

*** Fins Not Included

"Surftech and I have just developed a line of my boards that I'm pleased to say are, by far, the best surfboards I've ever had. We took the Pocket Rocket, the Little Darlin' and our Something Fishy models to begin with and have come up with some really good looking boards that also ride exactly like they're supposed to. Take a look at our lineup, I think you'll like what you see."

"I recently rode the the 6-10 Pocket Rocket on a three week trip to Bali and the Mentawai islands in a variety of waist high to double overhead waves, frontside and backside and couldn't find a problem anywhere. Small waves or big, this board handled all of it perfectly. 

The FCS II fin box setup make popping the fins in and out a breeze. The Pocket Rocket and Little Darlin' come with 5 boxes, however, you'll have to get your own fins. Sorry but the board does not come with fins. I'd recommend the 5-fin FCS II package so you can try both the quad and thruster options. I was surprised at the difference I experienced with my Pocket Rocket in Indo trying it both ways...fin options are good to have. Something Fishy has a quad 4-box setup. I've tried it as a twinnie with big fins and as a smaller fin quad with good success so there are options here as well.

And finally and so you know how I feel, I am very, very particular and unforgiving about shape...I tolerate no discrepancies. I'm glad to say, all sizes of all models are extremely accurate and exactly like what I would have, had I personally hand shaped each board. I would have to qualify that further by saying..definitely better than what I could do on an ongoing basis with the number of boards being produced... every single one is perfect. I can't shape that much for that long...I have to go surfing."

- Gerry Lopez

View the entire 2020 Surftech Collection: 

 

Length Width Thickness Volume (L)
6'4" 19.375" 2.5" 33.1L
6'10" 19.5" 2.625" 37.6L
7'4" 20" 2.75" 43.3L
8'0" 20.5" 2.875" 50.6L

fusion-poly-lopez.jpg

POCKET ROCKET // For Indo, Hawaii, or anywhere 4'-8' waves are pumping, the Pocket Rocket would be the main battle board in your quiver. The Pocket Rocket delivers extra speed, maneuverability, and control to make riding the edge a whole lot of fun and not as white knuckled, barely hanging in there exercise. In general, the Pocket Rocket would be anywhere in length from 6'-4" to 8'-0" depending on the rider and where they surf. 

pocket-rocket.png

Surfboard edge:
"Learning how to ride inside the tube at places like the Pipeline, the Ala Moana Bowl and later on at Uluwatu and G-Land taught me the importance of a good hard edge. Rails with no edges don't hold in very well in a steep wall and especially in the tube. A good edge is also key to acceleration and generating speed whether a wave is hollow or mushy. Obviously a soft edge is more forgiving but I've always felt going fast was a better friend than hoping to save a bobbled turn. Not everyone thinks like me and if my rails have too much edge than you're used to... there is always sandpaper. A block and some 400 wet or dry sandpaper can knock down that edge. My recommendation is to give those hard edges a good chance before you resort to sanding them and you might make a new friend... SPEED. Going fast is way better than going slow. Keep paddling!" -Gerry Lopez, Owner/Shaper

*** Fins Not Included

"Surftech and I have just developed a line of my boards that I'm pleased to say are, by far, the best surfboards I've ever had. We took the Pocket Rocket, the Little Darlin' and our Something Fishy models to begin with and have come up with some really good looking boards that also ride exactly like they're supposed to. Take a look at our lineup, I think you'll like what you see."

"I recently rode the the 6-10 Pocket Rocket on a three week trip to Bali and the Mentawai islands in a variety of waist high to double overhead waves, frontside and backside and couldn't find a problem anywhere. Small waves or big, this board handled all of it perfectly. 

The FCS II fin box setup make popping the fins in and out a breeze. The Pocket Rocket and Little Darlin' come with 5 boxes, however, you'll have to get your own fins. Sorry but the board does not come with fins. I'd recommend the 5-fin FCS II package so you can try both the quad and thruster options. I was surprised at the difference I experienced with my Pocket Rocket in Indo trying it both ways...fin options are good to have. Something Fishy has a quad 4-box setup. I've tried it as a twinnie with big fins and as a smaller fin quad with good success so there are options here as well.

And finally and so you know how I feel, I am very, very particular and unforgiving about shape...I tolerate no discrepancies. I'm glad to say, all sizes of all models are extremely accurate and exactly like what I would have, had I personally hand shaped each board. I would have to qualify that further by saying..definitely better than what I could do on an ongoing basis with the number of boards being produced... every single one is perfect. I can't shape that much for that long...I have to go surfing."

- Gerry Lopez

View the entire 2020 Surftech Collection: 

 

Length Width Thickness Volume (L)
6'4" 19.375" 2.5" 33.1L
6'10" 19.5" 2.625" 37.6L
7'4" 20" 2.75" 43.3L
8'0" 20.5" 2.875" 50.6L

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